Packers 53-man roster predictions following 2023 NFL Draft

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Running backs (4)

Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon, Patrick Taylor, Lew Nichols III

With Aaron Jones returning, the Packers didn't need to make any significant moves at running back in the early rounds of the draft. They drafted Central Michigan's Lew Nichols III in the seventh round.

If Green Bay plans to lean on its rushing attack more frequently this offseason now that Aaron Rodgers has gone, it would make sense to keep four running backs on the 53-man roster.

The Packers should have plenty of competition for roster spots at running back behind Jones and AJ Dillon. Along with Nichols, the Packers have veteran Patrick Taylor and second-year Tyler Goodson. All three are talented players and capable of helping Green Bay's offense. Being able to contribute on special teams could make the difference, and that works in Taylor's favor.

Nichols is a talented player and can make the roster. Over the past two seasons at Central Michigan, he rushed for 2,449 yards and 22 touchdowns. He contributed as a receiver, too, with 61 receptions for 579 yards and two touchdowns since the start of 2021.

Green Bay has strong depth at running back, and it should lead to a fascinating training camp battle for the final roster spot or two.